Maximillian Amadeus Banzai (banzai) wrote,
Maximillian Amadeus Banzai

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Friendship and geekery

Ifs, buts, and perhapses, are sure murderers of peace and comfort. Doubts are dreary things in times of sorrow. Like wasps they sting the soul! If I have any suspicion that Christ is not mine, then there is vinegar mingled with the gall of death; but if I know that Jesus lives for me, then darkness is not dark: even the night is light about me. Surely if Job, in those ages before the coming and advent of Christ, could say, "I know," [Job 19:25] we should not speak less positively. God forbid that our positiveness should be presumption. Let us see that our evidences are right, lest we build upon an ungrounded hope; and then let us not be satisfied with the mere foundation, for it is from the upper rooms that we get the widest prospect. A living Redeemer, truly mine, is joy unspeakable.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening (22 April, Morning: "Knowledge of the Redeemer")

No love from the wireless at Irwin's; c'est la vie. Today is such a perfect day for me to have off! It's sunny and expecting a high in the mid 70s.

The week's been active and well-paced. Time is much easier to deal with when I accept two facts:
  1. There are never enough hours in the day to do everything I want or feel I should.
  2. The hours of each day are always enough—it's the rhythm God created, and I need to let it limit and even protect me rather than getting frustrated and feeling overwhelmed or defeated.

Ah, I think I've squeezed a little life out of this wireless signal after all. Never say die.

Annette, Heather, Nate, Connor, and Sara are coming over tonight to watch the Battlestar Galactica mini-series. It's the first time the first three and the last two have ever hung out together, so that's especially cool. Took me forever to hunt down the DVD, though; ended up heading out to U Village Blockbuster to rent it late last night. Anyone who knows me knows that a trip to U Village is just shy of making a deal with the devil in my economy. These are the lengths I'll go for friendship and geekery.

Speaking of the latter, I bought comic books this week for the first time in five years or so. Mostly a whim; it felt strange even to hold one. They were such a huge part of my childhood. I could spend hours and hours in the pages, in worlds where both the fantastic and heroism had a place. It was good to visit with my old friends again.

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